Omega Speedmaster Pre-Professional 'Ed White', ST 105.003, Steel


Brand: Omega
Model:  Speedmaster - Ref. ST 105.003-65 
Movement: manual-winding cal. 321 column-wheel chronograph
Case material: stainless steel
Case size: 40 mm
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet/strap: stainless steel 7912 flatlink bracelet
Functions: chronograph, tachymeter, hours, minutes, sub-seconds
To note: Later service replacement Omega crown, after-market '6' end-links
This vintage, stainless steel Omega Speedmaster ‘Ed White’ 105.003-65 has recently been serviced and is in excellent working condition. It comes with its Omega box, brochures and an extract from the archives by Omega, confirming that the watch was produced on the 29th November, 1967 and delivered to the United Kingdom.

Sized at 40mm, the pre-professional Speedmasters such as this ‘Ed White’ are most easily differentiated by the straight lug cases used and absence of crown guards, compared to the later, twisted bombe lugs. The case is in good condition, and still has its original bevels visible. The case back retains the Omega hippocampus, is engraved on the inside ‘105.003-65’, and comes with its original dustcover. The crown is genuine Omega, but a later replacement. This watch comes with its original Dot Over 90 tachymeter bezel, which has faded to a very nice grey/blue colour.

This ‘Ed White’ Speedmaster has its original tritium ‘stepped’ dial in excellent condition and features a raised Omega logo. The patina on the hour markers have aged evenly to a dark yellow tone, which matches the hands perfectly.

Powered by the famous calibre 321, it is a column wheel chronograph movement that is heralded to be one of the greatest ever produced. All pre-professional Speedmasters utilised this high-end calibre, before Omega eventually switched to the more economical, non-column wheel Cal. 861.
Colloquially referred to as the "Ed White" Speedmaster, the watch was worn by NASA Astronaut Edward White, when he became the first man to walk in space. 

The watch comes with an original Omega ‘7912’ flatlink bracelet marked 1-65 and comes with aftermarket ‘6’ end links.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Year: 1967
Condition: vintage
Warranty: 12 months limited
Box: Original Omega box
Paperwork: Extracts from the Omega Archives and brochures
Availability: now
UK Delivery: free next day
Overseas delivery: 3-5 working days
Returns: 14 days